Carry out innovative research to increase agricultural productivity and sustainability in Australia
Join our internationally recognised team at CSIRO and really make a difference!
As an Agricultural Soil Scientist with CSIRO Agriculture and Food, you will be an integral member of our Soil Process and Function Group. You will apply your detailed understanding of Australian soils, their state, their function and their appropriate management to increase the productivity and sustainability of Australian agriculture. You will contribute to the development of strategies to provide and use spatial soil information at farm and small catchment scale, enabling farmers to benefit from precision, zone and mosaic management approaches.
Maintain a high level of science specialization
Publish innovative original research in high quality scientific journals
Deliver practical outcomes for use in the agricultural industries
Develop new business
Build a portfolio of exciting research projects
This is a significant long-term research career opportunity for the right candidate. Click on the “Position Details” link (on the ad at CSIRO Careers) for more information on this opportunity. Apply today!Inquiries from applicants seeking part time work are encouraged and will be considered case-by-case.
Location: Black Mountain Science and Innovation Park (Canberra) Australian Capital Territory Salary: AU $92K to AU $100K plus up to 15.4% superannuation (pension fund) Tenure: Indefinite Ref No.: 41062
At CSIRO we invent the future. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Our solutions make a difference to industry, people and the planet. As Australia’s national science agency we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people working across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world. We Collaborate to Innovate.If you are interested in this opportunity please submit one document incorporating a resume and covering letter that best demonstrates your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of the role. (uploaded under “Resume/Cover Letter”)Applications close Monday 17 July, 2017 (11:59pm AEST) We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.
Essential Criteria: 1. Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to publish research results, prepare reports and present the results of scientific investigations at national and international conferences and stakeholder meetings, and to effectively communicate scientific matters to peers, clients, funding agencies and the general public.
2. An established publication record in quality, peer reviewed journals relevant to agricultural soil science and related fields.3. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in field pedology – and supported by a thorough knowledge of relevant complementary quantitative soil science disciplines (e.g. soil physics, soil chemistry, pedometrics).4. A detailed understanding of Australian agricultural soils and landscapes including soil formation, soil distribution, soil description, soil classification, soil function, and soil management (or the ability and willingness to gain such an understanding).5. Demonstrated understanding of the practical management of soil constraints to agricultural production (including the ability to identify or diagnose constraints and identify and develop amelioration options).6. A sound understanding of soil spatial analysis and the associated tools.7.A record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability and willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.8. Ability to gain external funding for research projects through competitive processes including the development of positive working relationships with clients in government and industry.9. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, to form and maintain effective working relationships with a range of colleagues, collaborators and clients, and to carry out independent original research to achieve team and organisational goals.Desirable Criteria: 1. A sound understanding of soil and land resource survey in Australia and/or internationally and familiarity with land suitability assessment and land evaluation techniques. 2. A sound understanding of Australian agriculture and agricultural production systems and techniques. 3. Familiarity with simulation modelling for natural resource management and issues relating to soil data as input.
Additional Salary Information: Salary in Australian dollars PLUS up to 15.4% superannuation (pension fund)
Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. By igniting the creative spirit of our people, our purpose is to deliver great science and innovative solutions for industry, s...ociety and the environment. People are at the centre of everything we do. We work to create the right environment to amplify our talent. It is not enough just to have a great idea; we must have impact, solve problems and make a difference. We take a triple bottom line focus in our activities, balancing between commerce and the public good. Great science is our foundation. Getting it out there is our aim.